Agriculture, Environment
State or Federal?
Proposition 1, Chapter 7 Regional Water Security, Climate and Drought Preparedness funding is intended to improve regional water self-reliance security and adapt to the effects on water supply arising out of climate change. Specifically, the purpose is to assist water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change; provide incentives for water agencies throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure; and improve regional water self-reliance, while reducing reliance on the Sacramento‐San Joaquin Delta.

The Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program is designed to encourage integrated regional strategies for management of water resources by providing funding for projects and programs that support integrated water management. Water code identifies various priorities referred to as Program Preferences listed below:
-Leverage Funds – Give priority to projects that leverage private, federal, or local funding or produce the greatest public benefit.
-Employ New or Innovative Technology or Practices – Give special consideration to projects that employ new or innovative technology or practices, including decision support tools that support the integration of multiple jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, water supply, flood control, land use, and sanitation.
-Implement IRWM Plans with Greater Watershed Coverage – Give priority to projects in IRWM Plans that cover the greater portion of the watershed.
-Multiple Benefits – Give special consideration to projects that achieve multiple benefits.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
-Public utilities
-Mutual water companies
Due Date Notes
Applicant Assistance Webinar 1: May 8, 2019 1:30 - 3 PM
Applicant Assistance Webinar 2:May 14, 2019 1:30 - 3 PM

Summer 2019: Round 1 Final Grant Applications Due to DWR

*Deadlines for submitting Pre-Application Materials and Final Grant Applications for each Funding Area will be posted on this webpage as they are established; check website frequently for updates. The complete application and all supporting documentation must be submitted via DWR’s GRanTS portal by 5:00 p.m.PST, eight (8) weeks after the Funding Area has received this feedback
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 22, 2019
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Match Required?
Match Notes
Proposition 1 requires a minimum cost share of 50% of the total project costs (Water Code §79742(C)). An applicant may request the local cost share requirement be waived or reduced for projects that directly benefit one or more DACs and/or Economically Distressed Areas (EDAs).

DAC/EDA Benefit Percent (%) : Cost Share Waiver/Reduction
75% - 100%: 100
50% - 74%: 75
25% - 49%: 50
Less than 25%: 0
California Department of Water Resources
Total Amount Available for All Grants
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